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Berkeley Heights Diversity Council Invites Community to Participate in Activities to Make a Difference on MLK, Jr. Day

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Every year, people honors the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of giving back as well as fun activities. Now in its 3rd year, the Berkeley Heights Diversity Council encourages the community to participate in a day of service in honor of Martin Luther King Day on Monday, January 15 by hosting three events.

This year the Diversity Council will host three events that include a food drive at the Little Flower Food Pantry (110 Roosevelt Ave., Berkeley Heights) from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Conversation and Games with residents at Autumn Lake Healthcare of Berkeley Heights (35 Cottage St., Berkeley Heights) from 2 to 4 p.m. and the MLK Celebration Jam at the Annex in New Providence (1312 Springfield Ave., New Providence) from 5 to 8 p.m. 

The food drive is underway and will run through January 15 with collection boxes at the following locations along with a wish list:  

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Food can also be dropped off at the Little Flower Cafeteria (100 Roosevelt Avenue) the day of the event between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. 

Recommended items: Canned items (soups (no cream soups), stews,  pasta (Chef Boyardee), chili, vegetables, fruit, tuna, beans), plain white rice, tomato sauce, boxed milk, toothbrushes and toothpaste, shampoo and conditioner, bar soap, men's and women's deodorant, laundry detergent, and toilet paper.

The Diversity Council is looking for three "teams" of four to five volunteers (adults and children) who can volunteer on Monday, Jan. 15 in one hour time slots from 9 to 10 a.m., 10 to 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The volunteers will meet at the Little Flower cafeteria (110 Roosevelt Avenue, BH) during their time slot to help sort the food.

Click to sign-up:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0945a4ae28a6fc1-mlkday.

Contact bhdiversity@gmail.com with questions or for more information.

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Imagine Trains New Volunteer Facilitators

January 23, 2018

 

Imagine peer grief groups are the main source of support for grieving families in Union county and beyond. Support groups are facilitated by trained adult volunteers who attend a 4-day training and quarterly continuing education programs.  Volunteers come from all walks of life and need no special background other than a willingness to listen, a heart inclined to serve, and the ...

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Paterson Music Project Winter Concert January 27

PATERSON—Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts’ Paterson Music Project (PMP) students will perform a Winter Concert on Saturday, January 27 at 1:00 p.m. at the School 26 Auditorium located at 1 East 32nd Street in Paterson. The concert is free and open to the public.

Students from the Community Charter School of Paterson, School 1, School 26, School 15, Norman S. Weir ...

Children of All Ages Take Part In First Ever HindiUSA Poetry Contest in Basking Ridge

January 22, 2018

 

BERNARDS TWP., - Children of all ages gathered together at the auditorium of Oak Street Elementary School on January 21st to take part in their first ever Hindi poetry contest orchestrated by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, founder of the Basking Ridge Hindi School, and several volunteers.

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Rutgers ​Plans New Chapter for New Brunswick's Riverfront

January 21, 2018

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The 2030 physical master plan for Rutgers University has ignited a potentially new chapter for the city's relationship with ​its ​river, in the​ ...

Union County Manager Faella Announces His Retirement Effective March 1

January 9, 2018

 

ELIZABETH, NJ---Mountainside resident and Union County Manager Alfred J. Faella, the County’s top-appointed executive responsible for the day-to-day operations of a government that provides services to more than half a million residents, has announced his retirement effective March 1st.

Faella, 62, announces his retirement after a career spanning 25 years in City, State ...

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Mayor's Round Table: Town Planner Discusses Redevelopment and Master Plan

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Mayor's Round Table is a monthly show hosted by Dr. Donald DeFabio, who sits with Mayor Robert Woodruff to talk about current issues that affect the township.

Included in this episode, Mayor Bob Woodruff spoke with Township Planner Mike Mistretta of Harbor Consultants about the Master Plan.

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